The next General Insurance Adjust Level 1 Course will be scheduled soon.  If there is get enough interest VIU will consider having a fall intake, however, at present the course will be scheduled for spring 2020.  At this time we are putting together an interest list for the fall.  If you are interested in taking this program please email the Professional Development and Training Department within the Faculty of Management at

Course Description:

The GIE Level 1 Licensing Program is recommended for any individual looking to pursue a career in the Insurance Industry. This course provides the training required by the Insurance Council of BC to obtain a Level 1 Salesperson/Adjuster License. It covers a number of topics including: an introduction to the insurance business, insurance intermediaries and insurance companies, basic documents, insurance practices and automobile insurance. Students will also learn about law and insurance, insurance contracts, insurance organizations, fire insurance, the Homeowners policy, liability insurance, commercial coverage's, reinsurance, risk management and loss adjustment and prevention. Upon successful completion of this course, students have one year to gain employment with a licensed insurance agency or adjusting firm in order to obtain a Level 1 License. Successful graduates of this Program will be awarded a Certificate from the Insurance Institute of BC. Tuition includes IIBC membership, administration and exam costs. Textbooks must be purchased separately.

Course Delivery:

Course code: GIES 001

Section Code: To Be Announced (Nanaimo) // Upcoming Dates To Be Announced, 2019;

revised June 27, 2019

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